Problem: How many atoms are contained in 51.6 mL mercury (Hg)? The density of Hg is 13.5 g/mL.a. 1.11 x 10-2b. 3.47c. 6.68 x 1021d. 2.09 x 1024e. 8.41 x 1028

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We're being asked to calculate the number of atoms contained in 51.6 mL mercury (Hg). The density of Hg is 13.5 g/mL.


We can calculate the number of atoms present in 51.6 mL of mercury (Hg) using the following sequence of calculations:

Volume Hg (Density Hg)  Mass Hg (Molar Mass Hg) Moles Hg (Avogadro's number) # of Hg atoms


We're given the following values:

Volume = 51.6 mL
Density = 13.5 g/mL

Constants we need:

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How many atoms are contained in 51.6 mL mercury (Hg)? The density of Hg is 13.5 g/mL.

a. 1.11 x 10-2
b. 3.47
c. 6.68 x 1021
d. 2.09 x 1024
e. 8.41 x 1028

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